Impact Report 2022

The following findings were presented as part of our 2022 Impact Report - published in March 2023. A full version of the report is available for download on this page.

Our impact in numbers...

  • 13,203¬†teachers, coaches and practitioners were trained to deliver physical education, sport and play to support the development of young people
  • 237,981 young people participated in an activity made possible through the work of the Youth Sport Trust
  • 86,897¬†young people were also trained through the Youth Sport Trust to become young leaders to their peers.

YST Chief Executive Ali Oliver, said:

"There is no doubt we are facing a generational crisis - every day new research reminds us of this. Young people are growing up in turbulent times: in addition to the long-term consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, many are now being impacted by the cost of living crisis. Economic pressure, stress at home, increasingly sedentary lifestyles and social isolation exacerbated by digital technology all contribute to declining physical, social and emotional wellbeing; which, in turn, can affect attendance, engagement in learning, progress and achievement.

"The Youth Sport Trust has 27 years' experience of harnessing the physical activity, lessons, and values of play and sport to inspire learning and build skills for work and life. Our vision is a future where every child can access the life-changing benefits of PE, play and sport.

"This impact report includes a summary of our work over the past year - you can read how we work in partnership with multi-academy trusts, schools and teachers to improve young people's mental health, develop their character and leadership skills, foster inclusion to build empathy, and ensure no child is left behind. Information on our reach and impact, and a collection of powerful case studies bringing to life the power of sport to change lives, can be found under each of these young people outcomes."

Impact Report 2022

Here you can download the full impact report.

Published on 1 March 2023